Strictly Come Dancing. 2011.

Dear Rowley, As Joan Rivers would say, ‘Strictly Come Dancing. Can we talk?’ Having just witnessed Nancy dell Olio’s ‘paso’ puts one in mind of those old Vaudeville acts where the boy dancer would attach at life-size marionette in full … Continue reading

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Agent Provocateur. July 2011

Dear Rowley, I’m beginning to agree with the Daily Mail that we’re blowing the phone hacking scandal out of all proportion. The world’s economy is teetering on the brink like an Essex girl after one too many Snowballs and yet … Continue reading

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Savoy Museum 19th May 2011

Dear Rowley, A full-on day at the Savoy is over and it all went rather well. Famous last words. This is usually the point in my life when the Gods arrange a conference call between Fate and Nemesis to do … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful January 2011

Dear Rowley, Three reasons to be cheerful. It looks like Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell are off to American TV so no more X Factor. Hurrah!¬†Betty Driver is on Desert Island Discs tomorrow aka the Rovers Return’s longest-serving barmaid. As … Continue reading

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Artificial Flowers November 2010

Dear Rowley, Much hilarity on Oxford Street today; closed, as it is annually at the end of November, for Christmas shopping. Now I will defend London to the hilt when it comes to unfavourable comparisons with the US of A. … Continue reading

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